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Title: Spontaneous evolution of stage I and II macular holes
Authors: Stalmans, Ingeborg ×
Buys, K
Leys, A
Dralands, Godelieve #
Issue Date: Oct-1998
Series Title: Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie vol:267 pages:37-42
Abstract: To ascertain the natural outcome of stage I impending and stage II macular holes, 28 eyes (26 patients) were reviewed and followed up for an average of 23 months. Of the 21 stage I lesions, 10 (47.6%) progressed and the others regressed. In the stage II group (9 eyes), 5 lesions (55.5%) progressed, 2 (22.2%) regressed and 2 (22.2%) remained stable during a follow-up period of 7.75 months. Patients with stage II macular holes seem to be more likely to benefit from surgery than patients with stage I lesions. However, even in stage II macular holes, regression may be observed and the possible benefit from surgery must be weighed against the known complications and risk factors.
ISSN: 0081-0746
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Ophthalmology
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